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Werth to Serve Five Days in Jail

Former Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth will serve five days in jail after pleading guilty to a reckless driving charge that occurred last July. Werth admitted to prosecutors that he was driving his Porsche over 100 mph on an on-ramp to I-495 from Route 193 in FairfaxCounty, Virginia. The speed limit for that stretch is 55 mph. Along with the jail sentence, Werth’s Virginia driver’s...
Via Phillies Nation
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Jayson Werth to serve five days in jail for reckless driving

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth pleaded guilty to reckless driving on Thursday and will now serve five days in jail. That’s better than the 10-day sentence Werth was initially given over a month ago, but some are shocked that Werth will actually have to spend time behind bars for admitting to driving his Porsche over...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Jayson Werth to Serve Five Days in Jail After Pleading Guilty Reckless Driving

Keith Allison – Flickr Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will serve five days in a Virginia jail. BREAKING: Nats' Jayson Werth to serve 5 days in jail after pleading guilty to recklessly driving Porsche on 495. pic.twitter.com/2R2f2eV25X — justin jouvenal (@jjouvenal) January 29, 2015 Werth was pulled over for driving his Porsche over 100 mph on the Capital Beltway...
Via KCM Sports
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Jayson Werth to spend 5 days in jail for reckless driving

Washington Nationals’ outfielder Jayson Werth will serve five days in jail after pleading guilty Thursday to reckless driving, reports the Washington Post. Werth, 35, admitted to driving his Porsche GT3 RS more than 100 mph on the Beltway in July 2014.  In addition to the jail sentence, Werth will license will be suspended for 30 days. Werth, who has a .276 career batting...
Via Sports-Glory
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Washington Nationals Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training is fast approaching once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the Washington Nationals’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Lucas Giolito RHP: Giolito was the Nationals’ 1st round pick in 2012 and is now...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Jayson Werth will actually serve jail time for his reckless driving charge

A few months ago, Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was charged with reckless driving in Virginia. In December, he was sentenced to ten days in jail. Many scoffed at the possibility of a high profile person like Werth actually spending time in jail, but according to Justin Jouvenal of the Washington Post, it looks like Werth *will* be heading to jail. BREAKING: Nats...
Via Bloguin Best
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Jayson Werth will actually serve jail time for his reckless driving charge

A few months ago, Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was charged with reckless driving in Virginia. In December, he was sentenced to ten days in jail. Many scoffed at the possibility of a high profile person like Werth actually spending time in jail, but according to Justin Jouvenal of the Washington Post, it looks like Werth *will* be heading to jail. BREAKING: Nats...
Via The Outside Corner
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Nationals’ Jayson Werth sentenced to five days in jail

BREAKING: Nats' Jayson Werth to serve 5 days in jail after pleading guilty to recklessly driving Porsche on 495. pic.twitter.com/2R2f2eV25X — justin jouvenal (@jjouvenal) January 29, 2015
Via Macho Row
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Which Nats Starter Is The Best?: Gio Gonzalez

On Monday, Will made the case for Max Scherzer as the Nationals’ best starter, followed by Joe’s argument for Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday and Andrew’s claim for Jordan Zimmermann on Wednesday. Now comes the moment readers of The Nats Blog have anxiously anticipated: the minor league guy is making a case for Gio Gonzalez. Logically, Gonzalez is not better than Scherzer, Strasburg...
Via The Nats Blog
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Nationals ink free agent reliever Casey Janssen

The Washington Nationals have signed free agent reliever Casey Janssen.  The deal is worth $5 million and is a one-year contract.  The deal also includes a mutual option between the club and Janssen. Janssen departs Toronto after spending all eight season of his career with the Blue Jays.  The 33 year-old right-hander has recorded a 29-24 career record with a 3.50 ERA.  Janssen...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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Washington Nationals Sign Casey Janssen To One-Year Deal

The Washington Nationals have reached an agreement with right-handed relief pitcher Casey Janssen on a one-year, $5 million contract. The deal was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. According to Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post, the deal includes a mutual option for the 2016 season, which is worth $7 million. Source: #Nationals sign free-agent reliever Casey Janssen...
Via Baseball Essential
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Report: Nationals, free-agent reliever Janssen agree to contract

A person familiar with the negotiations says right-handed reliever Casey Janssen and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2016. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the deal had not been announced. Janssen was a free agent after spending his entire big league career with the Toronto Blue...
Via AP on Fox
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AP Source: RHP Casey Janssen, Nationals agree to contract

A person familiar with the negotiations says right-handed reliever Casey Janssen and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2016. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the deal had not been announced. Janssen was a free agent after spending his entire big league career with the Toronto Blue...
Via AP on Fox
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REPORT: Washington Nationals Sign Free Agent Reliever Janssen

Photo Credit: melverge5.wordpress.com Earlier Wednesday, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweeted: Source: #Nationals sign free-agent reliever Casey Janssen, one year with mutual option, $5M guaranteed including option buyout. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 28, 2015 Janssen, who turns 34 in mid-September, has closing experience. His career numbers are pretty solid. His...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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Nationals Get Casey Janssen, Hope for Old Casey Janssen

The Nationals got Casey Janssen today, the same Casey Janssen that did a great job of getting the most out of his skill set before last year. Without an overpowering arsenal, he hung with the best in his craft. Though the contract wasn’t expensive, it still represents a hope that Janssen can return to those […]
Via Fangraphs
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Washington Nationals: Why Tyler Clippard trade could be a huge loss

Tyler Clippard The Washington Nationals have come to be known as a top pitching team in the major leagues and the 2015 season will be no exception. With the recent arrival of pitcher Max Scherzer, the starting rotation of Nationals pitchers is arguably the best in the league. One small concern the Nationals could face is the strength of their bullpen with the recent loss of Tyler...
Via isportsweb.com
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Which Nats Starter Is The Best: Jordan Zimmermann

This post is the third installment in a series where The Nats Blog’s staffers will each stump for one arm from the Nats’ loaded rotation as the best of the bunch. Will made the case for Max Scherzer Monday, and Joe argued for Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday. I hold my colleagues in the highest esteem, but I’m afraid they’re wrong here. Scherzer and Strasburg may be the bigger...
Via The Nats Blog
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Which Nats Starter Is The Best: Stephen Strasburg

On Monday, Will made a compelling argument that Max Scherzer is the best Washington Nationals starting pitcher. After signing a $210 million contract this offseason following several stellar seasons as one of baseball’s best pitchers, this is a pretty solid argument to make. However, I’d like to take a look at comparing all their numbers while all five guys were active Major...
Via The Nats Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the Nats’ “7th Inning Guys” ?

While a lot of attention this offseason has been paid to the Nats solidifying their middle infield and the acquisition of Max Scherzer, very little has focused on an area of the roster that struggled in the 2014 playoffs and has seen a good amount departed talent this winter, the bullpen. This winter the Nats have said goodbye to: Rafael Soriano – 64 G, 3.19 ERA, 32 Saves Ryan...
Via The Nats Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league players signed by the Nationals

Evan Meek The Washington Nationals have been busy the past few weeks tying up the loose ends with the Max Scherzer deal. Before this deal happened though, the Nationals were making quieter moves, drafting players to minor league contracts. These players have to potential to be the future of the organization and should not be overlooked even with the Scherzer deal. Here are a few...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Max Scherzer Signs with Washington

Apparently, when I poke fun at baseball teams, they almost immediately go against the grain, but that isn’t the whole story today. The baseball family lost a wonderful person this weekend, little trades and signings continue to happen or be in the works, and Mad Max finally signed ... for a lot of money. Farewell, Mr. Cub Ernie Banks, who spent the entirety of his 19-year...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer bids adieu to Detroit, Tigers fans

After unexpectedly signing with the Washington Nationals this week, former Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer said goodbye to Tigers fans and the city of Detroit with this full-page ad in the Detroit Free Press on Sunday. Max Scherzer thanks the #Tigers and their fans in a full-page ad in today's @freep. pic.twitter.com/5qj1H9gI4G — Freep Sports (@freepsports) January 25, 2015 ...
Via The Outside Corner
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Max Scherzer bids adieu to Detroit, Tigers fans

After unexpectedly signing with the Washington Nationals this week, former Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer said goodbye to Tigers fans and the city of Detroit with this full-page ad in the Detroit Free Press on Sunday. Max Scherzer thanks the #Tigers and their fans in a full-page ad in today's @freep. pic.twitter.com/5qj1H9gI4G — Freep Sports (@freepsports) January 25, 2015 ...
Via Bloguin Best
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Max Scherzer takes out full-page ad in the Free Press to thank fans

Max Scherzer and his wife Erica took out a full-page ad in the Detroit Free Press Sunday morning thanking the Ilitches, Detroit Tigers organization “and most of all the Detroit fans” after signing a seven-year, $210M contract with the Nationals last week. (Via the Free Press) “Thank you to Mr. Ilitch and the Tigers organization, teammates and most of all the Detroit fans...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals player profile: Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond With all the talk of the Washington Nationals picking up Max Scherzer, we can’t forget about the other Nationals’ players who are essential to a 2015 postseason appearance. Ian Desmond in particular has been a crucial factor to the National’s past winning seasons. The shortstop has been with Washington since his debut in 2009 and has been a vital contributor to...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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